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China freezes out Australian lamb, hits timber with new bans – Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne lamb exporters are blocked from returning to Chinese menus long after their COVID outbreaks were contained, while honey, fruit could be next.

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Chinese international state media outlet The Global Times on Tuesday suggested that the coronavirus could have arrived in China through chilled meat products, stating that Wuhan imported Australian steak and Ecuadorian seafood in 2019.
The nationalistic tabloid noted: “theoretically, it is possible that coronavirus from other countries caused the early outbreak in Wuhan, but we lack evidence”.
Chinese customs on Tuesday suspended beef imports from another Australian abattoir but did not give a reason….

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